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Martirosyan dominates the 105kg

Armenia’s still rising star, this year’s Junior world champion (+105kg) and 2016 Rio Olympic second MARTIROSYAN (just 20 years old!) overpowered the field. Although he failed twice with a new Universiade record of 192kg, the initial 180kg plus his only valid clean and jerk of 221kg, making 401kg in total was more than enough to capture the gold medal ahead of Russian BOCHKOV Rodion, who finished with 390kg. MARTIROSYAN tried for a new snatch Universiade record of 192kg – not successful – before attempting to slam two records at a time with 233kg in clean and jerk – also missed, but followed with excitement and expectation from the crowd.